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5:00 a.m., friday, april 7. tam is off, jeanette reyes joins us, here's what's happening. we have information coming in overnight about a military strike in syria. >> a man was shot during a robbery in the feltonville section after giving the robber his cash. play ball, the phillies home opener is hours way, we're live at citizens bank park with more on the festivities. >> let's go over david and matt pellman in for karen rogers. >> reporter: we are off to a
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mixed start, we have clouds pinwheeling out of the west. we'll have early sunshine, but this area of low pressure will dish a lot of clouds with a chilly breeze. 45 in allentown. 47 in millville. very even numbers across the region. 20-mile an hour winds out of the west/southwest. we'll see the winds shift out of the west/northwest today and tonight. 43 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 47 by noon. 50 by 3:00 p.m. the high is going to be 51 we'll hit that at 4:00 p.m. a spotty shower is possible, but most of the day will be dry and the phillies will get their ballgame in today. obviously you have to bundle up. i'll have more on the phillies call, as well as the weekend, things are better on saturday and sunday, next week we blow torch with those temperatures. what have you got going on now? >> reporter: we have police activity on the schuylkill expressway, eastbound lanes by the exit for girard avenue the
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exit for the zoo. you can see the police activity out here, looks like we might have a tow truck on the scene, as well. right lane out of commission toward center city on the schuylkill expressway. at this point with such light volume it's not causing a delay. no delays along the blue route or 476 the boulevard. let's check this spot, it says 50 miles per hour, that's about right, i-95 southbound approaching cottman avenue. no delays here, overnight construction down around the betsy ross bridge is cleared. most of the flooding locations from yesterday have cleared out. the water water receded except for this, spring creek road is blocked sauerkraut lane would be the alternate. berkeley road is shut down by 295 that means the ramp connecting it with 295 are closed. mantua grove road or harmony
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road would be alternates on this friday morning. >> 6 of the country's military members were killed during a u.s. missile attack in syria and many others injured. president trump ordered the military strike on a syrian air base before 9:00 p.m. in response to syria's chemical weapons attack on its own civilians. u.s. said it was carried out by assad. u.s. warships launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles that hit a government air base. that locations stores the war planes that carry out a chemical attack. >> it was a slow and brutal death for so many, even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this barbaric attack. no child of god as you -- shoulr
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suffer such horror. tonight i ordered a military strike on the airfield in syria where the chemical attack was launched. >> russian leaders condemned the action calling it aggression. some u.s. lawmakers expressed concern that trump will not seek approval from congress while others praised the attack on syria. israel's prime minister is the first leader to support the attack. netanyahu said president trump sent a strong and clear message that the use and threat of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. we'll continue to follow the updates and have a live report in the next half-hour. breaking news this morning, despite handing over cash to
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robbers, a man was shot in the feltonville section of philadelphia. the victim and does friend had just gotten money from an atm. moments later they were approached by two men armed with a gun. the friend of the gunshot victim handed over $250 cash. the suspect fired several shots. >> even though the robbers got their $200. they decided to fire shots at the 26-year-old victim because he started to runaway. >> the victim is expected to survive. police are reviewing nearby surveillance cameras. the trial of accused cop killer eric frein is expected to resume today. the trial in pike county was delayed for a short time yesterday because the defendant was taken to the hospital. for thefor the his parents werel while brushing his teeth and hit his head.
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a live look from the action cam, firefighters are on the scene of a fire that damaged warehouse in east greenwich township new jersey, the flames rekindled at midnight. firefighters spent hours putting out hot spots. they are making sure the fire doesn't happen again. it started at fire star auctions late last night. nobody was hurt. the cleanup will continue around the delaware valley following yesterday's strong thunderstorms. the wind were fierce enough to rip off a roof in montgomery county. chopper 6 hd was over the storm damage along union hill road in west conshohocken. there were workers in the building at the time, but no injuries were reported. happening today, if you have not heard already, baseball season gets underway in philadelphia. phillies fans will pack citizens bank park for the team's home opener against the nationals.
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there are events rather to help celebrate the return of baseball all day long, "action news" reporter, katherine scott is live in south philadelphia, good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, jeanette, it is always fun to come to the ballpark. there's the excitement of seeing the players in person and the comrade and the fans and the freebies. all those coming to the home opener will get a in it cap. we'll look at some what the fans will get throughout the season. april 25th, they will getting these gloves which are pretty cool. here's a hat for the fanatic's birthday. there's a whole lot of things the fans can look forward to this season. as far as what's happening today, game time 3:05 p.m. against the nationals.
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citizens bank park, look at the field, you can see right now the tarp is covering the infield. opening day in lights above. the fun here will be happening all day long, really. of course there will be the opening day block party on citizens bank way, that starts at noon, there's a ferris wheel and games. they want to be in their seats at 2:30 p.m. when the game time activities begin and of course we'll be here before a sold out crowd. >> i think katherine will help the phillies sell hats today. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live we're starting out the morning dry, as we look outside, sky6 live hd we're lighting up the building red for the phillies today. you can see the camera shaking a bit because we have a breeze blowing through along with cool temperatures. 46 degrees in philadelphia.
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same thing in wilmington, very even numbers across the region. in allentown, 45. 43 in trenton and reading, 49 in cape may. as you head out early you want to bundle up a bit. there could early sunshine, but looks like the clouds will filter in and thicken quickly. as we go through the day, future tracker showing you a pop-up sprinkle or shower. these are light, quick nuisance showers not everybody sees them. 4:00 p.m., couple of more of these. 8:00 p.m. we'll see the clouds break up a little bit. in allentown we'll call for lots of clouds, high of 49 degrees, windy and chilly. down the shore, breezy and blustery, the winds gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour. 352 the high on the beach. in philadelphia, high of 51 degrees, lots of clouds building in quickly. windy and cool, there are the gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. it's a kind of hold on to your
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phillies hat sort of day. if you're heading to the ballpark have fun, the nats in town. cloudy and windy, a spotty shower can't be ruled out. if you see a shower it's so light they won't delay things. 50 degrees for the first pitch. 49 degrees by the 9th inning. if you're heading out on the town after the game. 47 degrees by 7:00 p.m. 40 by 11:00 p.m. we'll transition to partly cloudy skies later tonight, but on the windy side. overnight tonight, partly cloudy skies with spotty frost, 36 degrees is the overnight low. how about frost late in the year. the seven day from accuweather we're going for the clouds, 51 degrees, windy and chilly, certainly and the spotty shower chance. for the weekend, sunny and breezy. 58 degrees the high, not too bad. for the union and phillies at night you'll want to bundle up. sunday, sunny and warmer, 67 degrees, a good day for phillies baseball there. the heater gets turned on.
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we get a ridge of high pressure buildings over the east coast and temperatures soar monday as passover arrives at sundown. 80 degrees the high. high of 82 on tuesday is two off the record set back in the 1880s. back to the 70s on wednesday, 64 on thursday. >> i don't always look forward to monday, i know you do. >> i'm trying to transform you into a monday believer. $40,000 is money raised to get the a mutter suspected out of jail on bond. >> a woman in new jersey surprises a stranger who saved her life at a restaurant, matt. >> reporter: we're live in plymouth meeting the blue route, e-z pass express lanes back in business. there's construction elsewhere on the turnpike and we'll talk about the police activity on the schuylkill expressway when "action news" continues on this
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our subaru outback will be. (vo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. 5:14 a.m., we're taking a live look at the benjamin franklin parkway. it is a chilly 46 degrees. you'll probably need a jacket today, i think so. >> i think that would be a good choice. >> it is friday, so we can put up with everything. >> right, matt, yeah, like chill. >> reporter: we can handle whatever this day throws at us, maybe, perhaps. we're looking at traffic, as we
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look live at the schuylkill expressway right here, this is where we have the police activity in the right lane on the eastbound side approaching girard avenue, the exit for the zoo, as you can see we're missing it here, it is no longer, fine with that, too, all eastbound lanes reopened heading toward center city. no issues on the schuylkill expressway. let's head to the burbs and talk construction along the pennsylvania turnpike. there is plenty of it out there this morning. crews working in the web lanes in bucks and montgomery counties between bensalem and willow grove, without the left lane and center lane. farther west on the ramp to the westbound side of the northeast extension northbound, a ramp blocked there, as well. past valley forge they are taking out the right lane for more construction. on the northeast extension of the turnpike, you have a southbound zone between quakertown and lansdale knocking out the right lane. watch out for that that there, as well. one flooding location left that
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we're watching in lower macungie, spring creek road, creek, go figure blocked off near trexler boulevard or sauerkraut lane would be the alternates. berkeley road shut down by 295 that means the ramp connecting it to 295 are closed. mantua road to the north or harmony road to the south. >> a california woman walked out of prison after posting $62 million in bail. tiffany lee spent a year behind bars after she faces charges to conspire with her x boyfriend. lee's family raised 4 million in cash. friends put up property worth 70 million to settle the rest. prosecutors say lee was afraid
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of losing a custody battle with the victim who was the father of we are two children. >> millions of money and power and then we have this lovely young man brutally murder, 27 years old. >> two people accused of conspiring with lee remain behind bars. it was an emotional reunion for a woman who met the person who saved her life. she was lining at the maple hill restaurant when she began choking. surveillance video shows people standing around not knowing what to do absolutely terrifying when a retired emt runs up after her service dog and got her attention. >> i saw the finger tips on the back of her neck, i knew from behind that was a signal that she was choking. >> she said she doesn't call it
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fate, instead she believes a higher power had her in the right place at the right time. >> the sixers season is drawing to a close, they face the chicago bulls at the wells fargo center like 50 times before the game this season, they lost, final score 102-90. sixers have three games left in the season and finish with one of the worst records in the league, but not the worst. >> the silver lining. 5:18, a startling new study reveals how many americans have an std that is linked to cancer. phillies have a way to get to the home opener today faster. >> hey, hey we're live at
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citizens bank park they have the turf all covered and ready to go
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for the home opener. thousands of phillies fans will denied upon the place, septa is urging fans to ditch their tokens and use a key card instead it's an electronic ticket that will get you on and off septa transport. >> we removed all the old turnstiles. if you have that token, you have to give it to the cashier or you have to put it in this machine and wait for another ticket to come out. >> septa supervise will help customers navigate how to obtain and use the new key card. >> that's a good incentive to get one, i guess. >> reporter: we're supporting our red ties as we get ready. >> i forget mine. >> reporter: i forget mine, too. >> my blood is read.
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>> reporter: there you go. if you're getting an early start to the ballpark, things look good, by the exit of citizens bank park and broad street. it will be busy later on with the phils game and john mayer concert later on tonight. septa looks good, we're back to normal today on amtrak and njt heading into and out of new york. >> on the big board we have chilly conditions with a breeze blowing through the region. there might be early sun, but we'll cloud up quickly. 44 on the bus stop by 6:00. by 3:00 p.m., of 51 at 4:00 p.m. it will be windy cloudy and chilly for that phillies home opener, bundle up if you're heading to the ballpark. at the airport, all green aircraft, no major delays and no other since of precipitation or
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phillies fans heading to today's home opener, may be looking to grab a souvenir ball to remember the occasion. this young astro fan thought it was his lucky day and then he didn't. outfielder, handed the ballgame to a fan in houston. the ump asked for the ball back.
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the ump was having fun, as you saw showing he didn't have any hard feelings, the young fan gave him a fist bump. >> there you go, we'll be right back.
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>> developing now on "action
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news," strike on syria, the u.s. military retaliates days after a chemical weapons attack on civilians. reaction is pouring in from the around the world. search for the suspect, a little girl survives a harrowing ordeal in delaware after being snatched off the street. wintery cold won't stop the boys of summer. phillies fans are breaking out the layers for the home opener. good morning, everybody, friday, april 7, tam and karen are off, jeanette reyes and matt pellman are here, good morning. >> reporter: we have early sunshine giving way to clouds. 46 in philadelphia. 45 in allentown. 49 in cape may. everybody pretty even with the numbers, there's a breeds blowing 20 miles per hour -- a breeze blowing 20 miles per hour in philadelphia, we're starting out on the chilly side. 7:00 a.m., 43, noon, 47. 00


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